Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the largest construction firms, set out to build the largest hospital project in Georgia’s history. They knew keeping a project of this size — a 1 million square foot expansion — on schedule and under budget would depend on everyone working off the most up-to-date information. By implementing PlanGrid within Autodesk Construction Cloud™, Brasfield & Gorrie managed the work on time and budget, without compromising quality.
Brasfield & Gorrie’s goal was to share information and changes, manage data, track progress, and collaborate effectively with all stakeholders. After all, they needed to coordinate a massive amount of effort at almost $800,000 of work per workday.
But past technical solutions had failed to deliver on the promise of digital construction project management, and it had a disastrous result among the field teams. They were hampered by slow PDF rendering and managing communication on disparate — and often confusing — platforms. This left team members wanting to return to the slow but consistent world of paper drawings.
The team at Brasfield & Gorrie decided to implement PlanGrid, and the results from the Piedmont Atlanta Hospital showed they made the right choice.
Subcontractors could quickly learn the construction management solution and be effective on their jobs on day one. Project Managers could update drawings for 500+ people in under an hour and distribute updates instantly to stay ahead of schedule. Company leadership maintained all of the data in one place for turnover — no easy feat for a fast-paced healthcare project — for owners to sustain ongoing operations easily.
Implementing any software platform requires the whole team’s buy-in. And Brasfield & Gorrie’s engagement with PlanGrid, and the project’s success, show the right integrated solution makes all the difference.
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